Ernest E. Just Symposium

Ernest Just Portrait 

Hosted by the College of Graduate Studies each February, this event celebrates the life of the noted African-American biologist with a day devoted to providing information to undergraduate students about opportunities in all of the colleges at MUSC. Morning keynote talks focus on the life and history of Ernest E Just and have student speakers who talk about their research projects. In the afternoon, visiting students meet with admissions professionals and current students to learn more about their college of interest and have campus tours.

Ernest Everett Just Symposium 2023  

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Schedule of Events

Featured Speakers:


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Valerie Horsley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Yale
University Medical School
2:00-3:00pm, BSB 355

“Digging Deep: Secrets of Tissue Repair"

Friday, February 24, 2023

Caroline Westwater, Ph.D.
Professor of Dental Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

"Oral dysbiosis - Can microbes in your mouth influence distant sites within your body?"

George M. Langford, Ph.D.

Founder and Director, PAIR-UP Imaging Science Program
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience
Dean Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
Syracuse University

"EE Just remains a role model for inclusivity in cell biology"

Tim Adewale, MD, PhD Candidate
Medical University of South Carolina

“The Role of BHLHB2 in Scleroderma-Associated Lung Fibrosis”

Abby Stapleton, Undergraduate Presenter, Furman University

"Effects of Pdr1 Phosphorylation on Fluconazole Resistance in Candida glabrata"

Noah Tamez, Undergraduate Presenter, Anderson University

"Cytotoxic Effects of Thymus vulgaris on HTB-26, HCC-38, & BT-483 Cell Lines"

Michael Rurledge DeBaun MD, MPH
Director Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics
J.C. Peterson Chair in Pediatrics

“Academic Activism: Choosing the Right Time and the Right Place”




"Funding for this conference was made possible (or in part) by SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program under award number (NSF Award # OIA-1655740 and SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program number 19-SA08). The views and perspectives expressed in conference materials, publications, speakers, or moderators do not necessarily reflect those of the SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program or infer endorsement by the SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program."

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